LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Assumpta Tortorella at 110 years old. She was a Brazilian supercentenarian born in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, on 5 March 1903. She was born to parents Pedro (Pietro) Tortorella and Joana Tíllio and the couple had 13 children including Assumpta.
At some point in her life, she married a merchant named Joaquim Reis.
When she was 109 years old, she lived with her younger sister, Helena Pinheiro Machado.
Assumpta Tortorella passed away on 2 February 2014 in Botacatu, São Paulo, Brazil, on 5 March 1903. She was 110 years old at the time of her death.
For more information, please view Assumpta Tortorella’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Takio Hamatani at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture at the time of her death. She was also the former oldest person ever in the prefecture before Tsuhi Hori surpassed her final age.
She was born in Japan on 1 November 1902.
The Prime Minister of Japan presented her a certificate and a commemorative gift as her 100th birthday gift. She was also listed in Fukui Shinbun as one of the 100 centenarians in Fukui Prefecture.
Takio Hamatani passed away on 16 July 2014 in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
At the time of her death, she was 111 years old.
For more information, please view Takio Hamatani’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is joyful to announce the age validation of Lorna Best at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian who was among the oldest living people in British Columbia at the time of death.
Best was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada, on 4 July 1903, with a maiden name of Lorna Alice Warren. She was the first child of her father, Charles Warren, who was an immigrant from England. Moreover, her mother, Edra Warren, had English and Irish ancestry.
Her father moved to Canada and worked as a farmer. Later on, he then decided to become the village’s secretary-treasurer in 1921. Lorna dropped out of college to replace her father’s position when he died in 1925 due to septicemia.
Gilbert Best, who was an owner of a fire insurance brokerage business, married her in 1928. The couple had two children named Shirley and Warren.
In 1966, her husband passed away. Fourteen years later, she moved to Victoria to live closer with her siblings in 1980.
Lorna Best passed away on 1 August 2014, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 111 years and 28 days.
For more information, please view Lorna Best’s Directory Profile here.